Entertainment News Roundup: Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis arrested in Italy for sexual assault; Box Office: Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ disappoints with $51 million launch as ‘Jurassic World’ remains No. 1

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Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis arrested in Italy for sexual assault

Oscar-winning Canadian screenwriter and director Paul Haggis was arrested in southern Italy on Sunday on charges of sexual assault and aggravated bodily harm allegedly inflicted on an unidentified woman, with Haggis denying the charges. Haggis was charged with forcing a young “foreign” (non-Italian) woman to have sex for two days in Ostuni, Italy, according to a memo released Sunday by the prosecutor of nearby Brindisi.

Box Office: Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ disappoints with $51 million launch as ‘Jurassic World’ remains No. 1

To infinity and beyond? Not exactly… “Lightyear,” a spin-off story set in Pixar’s “Toy Story” universe, didn’t pass that boundless milestone on its box office debut, raking in $51 million from 4,255 theaters. North Americans. Family audiences, the film’s main demographic, have been largely absent since COVID. But even so, those ticket sales are disappointing for a brand as recognizable as Pixar, home of “The Incredibles,” Finding Nemo” and “Up.” That’s especially problematic given that “Lightyear” cost $200 million. dollars to produce and tens of millions more to market.

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